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Author Archives: Emily Newman

We asked a scientist to explain CRISPR to us—and how it’s being used in HIV research

We asked a scientist to explain CRISPR to us—and how it’s being used in HIV research

, by Emily Newman

Molly OhAinle, PhD gives us an easy-to-understand explanation of how gene editing might lead to an HIV cure. Read More

Is it safe to do a “cleanse” diet if I’m living with HIV?

Is it safe to do a “cleanse” diet if I’m living with HIV?

, by Emily Newman

Margaret Davis gives BETA the skinny on juice and other “detox” diets—and whether they’re safe for people living with HIV. Read More

Hear from the man whose bone marrow transplant kept HIV in remission for nearly a year

Hear from the man whose bone marrow transplant kept HIV in remission for nearly a year

, by Emily Newman

Read a Q&A about why he decided to go off his HIV meds, and what it felt like to find out he might have been cured. Read More

New research: Reducing stigma from HIV and drug use saves lives

New research: Reducing stigma from HIV and drug use saves lives

, by Emily Newman

Doing things like clearing up misconceptions about HIV and de-linking HIV to “social evils” helped people live longer on antiretroviral therapy. Read More

Frame PrEP as part of a ‘healthy sex life’ for better adherence

Frame PrEP as part of a ‘healthy sex life’ for better adherence

, by Emily Newman

Sarit Golub, PhD, MPH shared research showing that a brief intervention can improve PrEP adherence among young people and people of color. Read More